An eco-conscious resort in Pembrokeshire National Park is now offering the perfect holiday activity for parents and babies.
Bluestone offers accommodation in stylish lodges or cottages; restaurants, shops, a pub, a spa, a wealth of indoor and outdoor activities, and glorious views over the ancient woodland and Preseli Hills. But at Bluestone, the luxury is tempered with a strong sense of environmental responsibility.
Among the many ways this commitment is demonstrated is in the resort’s pioneering use of biomass as an energy source. For instance, the Blue Lagoon boasts flumes, a wave pool, a lazy river, bubble pools and all the other things you might expect from a waterpark, but – uniquely – it is heated not by oil but by an on-site energy centre fed by renewable energy crops grown by local farmers.
In fact, the resort’s green credentials earned it the 2010 Environment Award from Business in the Community.
Now, Bluestone have enhanced their menu of activities to include Baby Sensory, a holistic programme that provides an exciting and stimulating development environment for babies and their parents.
Baby Sensory founder Dr Lin Day has worked with babies and young children for over 30 years, and through continuous research, has selected activities that provide high quality learning experiences.
The classes are designed for babies from birth to 13 months, with separate sessions for birth to six months, and seven months to 13 months. Areas covered include sign language, massage, communication skills, and, of course, play - all designed to stimulate your baby’s senses and aid physical, social and emotional development.
Says Dr Day: “The activities are accompanied by developmental theory which helps parents understand what to expect from their babies and how best to facilitate their play and learning.
“For example, we adopt Maria Montessori for sensory development, Jean Piaget for sensory-motor development, John Bowlby for comfort techniques, Mary Sheridan for visual and general development and Lev Vygotsky for play
“We use a combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes to develop early communication skills and you will always remember the moment your baby first uses the signs of our ‘Say Hello’ song which is played at the beginning of each Baby Sensory class.”
For more information about Baby Sensory classes at Bluestone, visit the website www.bluestonewales.com, or call 01834 862400.